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Check out this video sample captured on the upcoming Nokia N8, shot in 720p. Just raw from the phone with no enhancement or editing.

Nokia N8 sample video from Nokia Conversations on Vimeo.


Does Nokia N8 made u mouth watering? And yes I do!

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The long wait of Nokia's first Symbian^3 OS platform is here, introducing Nokia N8.



The biggest features on the Nokia N8 is it's 12-megapixel camera of Carl Zeiss optics paired with Xenon flash. Nokia N8 is the successor of the Nokia N82/N86 8PM, features good & high quality camera. The optic of N8 substantially larger sensor than any ever used in any other Nokia device and even bigger than found in digital cameras.



High Definition 720p with 25 fps video recording were features as well built-in together editing suite on the device itself. HDMI connector is made are available for TV-out to any HD devices such as HD-TV/Monitor to share your photos & video with friends and family in superb quality accompany with Dolby Digital Plus surround for pleasure entertainment.



As for the screen, it has a large 3.5" HD (640 x 360 px) capacitive touchscreen that supports multitouch input as well as touch gesture of flick scrolling and pinch-to-zoom on photos. Up to 3 customisable home screens for widgets, themes, shortcuts, icons and menu that can be flicked through by a swish.

The new 2D and 3D graphics architecture in the platform has been improved for faster and more responsive UI by greater memory management and a visual task manager.

Social networks are visible in phone contacts such as Facebook, Twitter, Ovi Contacts and more enable communication between friends & family closer.

Not to be missed out, the Nokia N8 comes with free global Ovi Maps walk and drive navigation with support more than 70 countries worldwide.

Storage has never be a problem for N8 with 16GB internal memory and expandable up to 48GB with a 32GB microSD card.

Nokia N8 will be Nokia's first smartphone to be integrated with Qt that simplifies the development and makes it possible to build applications once and deploy across Symbian & other software platforms.



The Nokia N8 will be suited with anodized aluminium casing come available in 5 colours Silver White, Dark Grey, Orange, Blue & Green. N8 will be expected start shipping in the 3rd quarter of 2010 with cost of €370 before tax and subsidies.

Check out the promo video of the new Nokia N8;


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Size
The existing of “netbook “in the market is to have a internet mobile computer as handy as possible.
Nokia N900 in a dimension of 110.9 x 59.8 x 18 mm with weight of 181g has almost all of the features and criteria of a netbook.

Voice Call
There is no voice call supported in any netbook in the market yet. It would only have HSPA in-built for mobile internet data.
Nokia N900 supported GSM 850/900/1800/1900 & HSDPA 900/1700/2100, allow it to make voice call as well as internet data service.

Customisable Hydraulic Desktop Screen
N900 can have up to 4 desktop views that customisable according to your like add-on live widgets like Weather Forecast, Twitter/Facebook Status Update, favourites contacts, to-do-list and more.



Touchscreen Input
Although the screen size of the Nokia N900 is small 3.2” but the touchscreen compensate it all. The kinetic scrolling by flick and gesture swirl of zooming made the interaction easier.

Powerful Web Browser
It used browser that powered by Mozilla technology that bring website look the way as in PC, thanks to it Adobe Flash (TM) 9.4 + AJAX supported made online video streaming and interactive run seamlessly.

GPS (Global Position Unit)
It has in-built A-GPS allows you to find locations easily.



Richness with Applications
Nokia N900 runs on Maemo 5 which is a powerful backbone OS, Linux. Maemo is based on open source code that allows developers to create applications easily. Thus a lot applications can be found easily for Nokia N900.



All-in-one Address Book
Social Networking has become a quite tool for us to stay connected with friends and even family. Nokia N900 has these features to merge the contacts’ IM status such as Twitter, Facebook MSN, Skype, GTalk, YM and more.





Battery
Nokia N900 has Li-Ion 1300 mAh battery that can last up to 278 hours (2G) / 250 hours (3G) and a normal netbook would only last you 12 to 24 hours of standby.

Camera
Mobility allows stay connected while you move around and sometime you may found something interesting that you wanted to share. Nokia N900 has a 5mp Carl Zeiss Optic for you to capture and share with your frens in photos or maybe videos.

Booting-up Time
In order to save battery you may have to turn off your netbook and turned it on when you need it. The boot-up time sometime is quite frustrated especially *cough* win *cough* dows *cough*
With Nokia N900 you just need to press the lock screen when you no use it and press unlock to use.




Nokia N900 has almost all the criteria of a netbook and does better that it. Could IMD such as Nokia N900 would kill the netbook's market?

Would you be consider to get a Nokia N900 instead of buying a netbook?


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The all time favourite Nokia phone, Nokia 5800 has another new firmware after the previous release of V40 added in the Kinetic Scrolling. This time Nokia has come out with a new firmware that has been ironed up to fully utilise the phone.

Below are the changelog of the new firmware V 50.0.005;

  • Browser 7.2
  • Lifecasting (with Maps 3.0T SR3.0)
  • Flash Video Phase-3 – Flashlite 3.1.7.x
  • Gimlet Touch 2.2
  • Kinetic scrolling in Appshell (Menu grid)
  • OVI Sync 2.0
  • Hurriganes Music Player
  • Enable Side lock Key functionality during Swipe UI (Calendar/Clock alarm)
  • Windows 7 Device Stage Support
  • OVI store 1.5.6
  • Quick Office v4.2
  • OVI Music
  • Cherry v2.1
  • Rihanna service launcher
  • OVI contacts 1.50.8
  • Workaround for Niagara (SMD) display module for DFS52.50 based products
This new firmware has added up Kinetic Scrolling on the menu grid like what Nokia N97 & Nokia N97 mini has, it made easier for long list apps/menu scrolling.

Check for the update via NSU or FOTA now.


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Nokia N86 8MP has a new firmware update and this time consider a major update from V21.006 to V30.009.

Do check for the update via Nokia Software Updater or via FOTA.

These are the changelog applied on the new V30 firmware;

SW improvements and corrections

  • YouTube application preloaded
  • Support for Comes With Music PINless activation
  • Map data updated to version #23
  • N-Gage application and games removed
  • Update to new device first use flow (Cherry v1 Wk46 release) to support Indonesian active users
  • Ovi Store version updated to v1.5.6
  • Nokia Messaging 1.1 baseline updated (Freestyle 2.0 baseline 11)
  • Lots of quality improvements in e.g. Messaging, Maps and browser area.
New Features
  • Ovi Maps 3 SR3 with new Share Location feature and free global lifetime navigation.
  • New Ovi Maps 3 includes free map updates for more than 70 navigable countries, and free travel guides from Lonely Planet and Michelin. Share your location in Facebook with Share Location feature.


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Check out the new Nokia E5, Nokia C3 & Nokia C6 videos;

Nokia E5



Nokia C3



Nokia C6


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Today Nokia has announced 3 new phones which are Nokia E5, Nokia C3 & Nokia C6 that packed with full QWERTY keyboards and enable access to multiple email accounts, IMs and social networks.



As you can see here, Nokia has started the trend to have the model in an alphabet along with a number that has started earlier on Nokia X6. I believe from now onward, all the Nokia be will categories in four different classes as below;

C Series = Classic
E Series = Business
X Series = Entertainment & Music
N Series = Highend

Here are some specifications that will be see from the new devices;

Nokia E5


  • 2.4" QVGA LCD (320x240 px resolution)
  • Symbian S60 3rd OS Platform, Feature Pack 2
  • HSDPA (10.2Mbps) HSUPA (2Mbps)
  • 5MP Camera with LED Flash
  • Full QWERTY Keymat
  • WLAN
  • A-GPS with Ovi Maps Free Navigation & Walk
  • 250MB Internal Memory, expandable with microSD up to 32GB
  • 3.5 mm Nokia AV connector
  • Available colours in Carbon Black, Chalk White, Sky Blue, Copper Brown & Silver Grey
  • Expected to be available in market Q3 2010
  • Price Estimated 180 EUR


Nokia C3


  • 2.4" QVGA LCD (320x240 px resolution)
  • Series S40 Based
  • 2MP Camera
  • FM Stereo Radio
  • Full QWERTY Keymat
  • WLAN
  • 55MB Internal Memory, expandable with microSD up to 32GB
  • 3.5 mm Nokia AV connector
  • Available colours in Slate Grey, Golden White & Hot Pink
  • Expected to be available in market Q2 2010
  • Price Estimated 90 EUR

Nokia C6


  • 3.2" TFT LCD nHD 16:9 widescreen (640x360 px resolution)
  • Symbian S60 5th OS Platform
  • Large Touch Screen with Customisable Home Screen
  • 5MP Camera with LED Flash
  • A-GPS with Ovi Maps Free Navigation & Walk
  • Full QWERTY Keymat
  • WLAN
  • 200MB Internal Memory, expandable with microSD up to 16GB
  • 3.5 mm Nokia AV connector
  • Available colours in Black & White 
  • Expected to be available in market Q2 2010
  • Price Estimated 220 EUR
From Press Release

Espoo, Finland – Nokia has announced three new handsets – the Nokia C3, Nokia C6 and Nokia E5 – designed to put better messaging and social networking tools in the hands of more people around the world, at affordable prices. These new handsets feature full QWERTY keyboards, and enable access to a range of different email accounts, IM communities and social networks.

“Our messaging device range is very successful,” said Anssi Vanjoki, Nokia’s Head of Markets. “Services that provide easy access to the world’s consumer and corporate email and instant messaging are really popular on our QWERTY smartphonessmartphones such as the Nokia E71Nokia E71 and Nokia E63Nokia E63. People want the best messaging and social networking experience on an affordable device, whether it’s sending a simple text or instant message, an email, or a direct message from their Twitter account. The Nokia C3, Nokia C6 and Nokia E5 are made for just that.”

The Nokia C3 is the first device to bring a full QWERTY keyboard to the world’s most popular mobile phone platform – Series 40 – and is the first in the range to enable access to social networks directly on the homescreen. People can view, comment, update their status and share pictures to their favorite social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.

At an estimated price of EUR 90, before taxes and subsidies, the Nokia C3 also comes with Ovi Mail and Ovi Chat, meaning first time users can set up email and chat accounts straight from the device, without the need for a PC. Other notable features are the Wi-Fi connectivity, a two megapixel camera, rich color 2.4 inch screen and support for up to an 8GB memory card. The Nokia C3 is expected to be available in the second quarter of 2010 in a variety of appealing colors, including golden white, slate grey and hot pink.

The Nokia C6 is a Symbian-based smartphone combining the benefits of a 3.2 inch touch screen with a full slide out keyboard. The large screen provides a great Internet experience, as well as offering access to Facebook feeds directly on the homescreen. A full suite of email and social networking capabilities means the Nokia C6 is perfect for people who want to stay up to date while on the go.

Expected to be available in the second quarter of 2010 at an estimated price of EUR 220, before taxes and subsidies, the Nokia C6 has an impressive feature set including a high quality five megapixel camera with autofocus and flash, and Ovi Maps with free walk and drive navigation. In addition, thousands of apps – from games and videos to news aggregators and web services – are available in the Ovi Store.

Rounding off the trio is the latest addition to the Nokia EseriesNokia Eseries range, the Nokia E5. Designed for those that want to be productive in both their professional and personal lives, the Symbian-based Nokia E5 follows the successful blueprint of devices such as the Nokia E72Nokia E72 and Nokia E63. The Nokia E5 combines high quality business features with all of the personal networking and entertainment capabilities that a busy professional expects from a smartphone.

The Nokia E5 is perfect for managing busy schedules with a variety of productivity applications available in the Ovi Store. And with direct access to over 90 percent of the world’s corporate email through Mail for Exchange and IBM Lotus Notes Traveler, it’s easy to keep in contact from anywhere.

Estimated price of the Nokia E5 is EUR 180, before taxes and subsidies, with expected availability in the third quarter of 2010.



via [NokiaPress]


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Nokia has released the latest Ovi Maps with free walk and drive navigation for Nokia E71 & Nokia E66.

The released version of Ovi Maps for it isn't getting the offer premium content such as Michelin and Lonely Planet guides that available on range of devices such as the Nokia E72, Nokia N97 mini and the Nokia X6.

Beside that, these two devices will also be the last of S60 3.1 and older devices to sport this version of Ovi Maps, so Nokia N82, N95 and etc won't be getting such free offer.

If you are using Nokia E66 or Nokia E71, get your Ovi Maps with free Navigation now!

Source [BlogOvi]


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Recently Nokia Malaysia has just launched a new highend Nseries flagship phone series, the Nokia N900. A new OS platform (Maemo 5) was introduced that can deliver a PC-like experience on a mobile device.

A brief of hardware's specification of the Nokia N900

ARM TI OMAP 3430 Cortex-A8 600MHz Processor
OpenGL ES 2.0 support
3.5" 800x480 pixel resolution, TFT Resistive Touchscreen
1GB RAM, 256MB RAM (Dedicated) & 768MB (Virtual)
32GB On-board Memory Storage with expansion microSD memory slot
Integrated A-GPS, WiFi & Bluetooth 2.1 (A2DP Support)
Integrated FM Transmitter & FM Radio
5MP Camera of Carl Zeiss optic with Dual LED Flash
Micro USB 2.0 (Data & Charging)
3.5mm Headset Jack with TV-out Support
BL-5J 1320 mAH battery
Screen



It has a bright full 3.5" resistive touch screen on the front accompany with a front camera, proximity sensor and ambient light sensor which located on the right side (in landscape).

Althought it has resistive screen but the sensitivity & accuracy are almost as good as capacitive screen with vibrate tactic feedback.

Keyboard



It has a 3 rows of comfortable full QWERTY keyboard that supported shortcut keys such as ctrl+c (copy), ctrl+v (paste), ctrl+x (cut) and more that can be refer to HERE.

The slider of the keyboard is quite solid and locked in position without any issue of wobble.

Performance



The N900 run on a powerful ARM Cortex-A8 600MHz processor paired with 1GB of RAM allowing many applications to be run stimultaneously smoothly just like a PC. Beside that it has a 3D graphic accelerator with OpenGL ES 2.0 support.

Storage

It has a 32GB internal storage and expandable up to 48GB with microSD. Couldn't image who can actually finish 32GB of memory in a phone.

Web Browsing



The default browser is powered by Mozilla technology that bring websites look the way you browse on your PC. Adobe Flash(TM) 9.4 + AJAX supported made online videos and interactive application welcomed.

Camera



The N900 has a 5 Megapixel Carl Zeiss optics with dual LED flash beneath of a lens cover. It allow to take pictures in widescreen and as well video recording in DVD quality 800x480px.

The nightmare of scratching the camera lens wouldn't be happened on the N900 as the lens cover is attached to the back cover instead of the lens.

Contacts & IM



Phonebook's contact now are richer with more details such as Facebook, Twitter, IM embedded in one contact.



It has integrated with IM onto the contacts, so you will be able to see which of your contacts are online and get communicate with them.

Conversations & SMS



All the incoming and outgoing IM & SMS will be displayed in individual conversations so you would not miss what you have talked.

A-GPS



Nokia N900 has pre-installed with Nokia Maps with free navigation but it's the most basic UI without turn by turn navigation.

Applications & Ovi Store



Various apps for Maemo can be downloaded via Maemo Select through various app catalogue as well from Ovi Store via web.

The Maemo 5 OS platform has given a very spacious room for mobile device to growth and fulfilling the consumers's needs.

Well The Nokia N900 has fulfilled all the criteria of an IMD and can be work as good as a Netbook.